Open Call

Textile Arts Center Artists in Residence: Call for applicants

Textile Arts Center

No Funding
Brooklyn, United States


The selection process is led by a committee of Textile Arts Center's staff, as well as professionals working in different fields of textile arts. Selection criteria include: Quality of work Clear plan on work to be created during time of residence Desire to work within a strong community Selected applicants will be asked to come in for an interview. The TAC Artist In Residence Scholarship will support one artist or designer who demonstrates commitment to their art practice, identifies with a historically underrepresented community in the arts and/or states the need for financial assistance to participate in the program and advance their artistic practice.

Number of Participants

8 artists will be chosen to participate


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 01, 2020 - June 26, 2021


  • $25.00 application fee
  • $10,000.00 program fee (one-time)


Co-Working, Gallery, Individual Studio, Library


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Exhibition, Mentors, Open Studios, Professional Development, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Crafts & Trades, Design, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Makers, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Textile, Visual Arts



Program Description

The Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with the resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities through a combination of studio access, rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, critical dialogue, and mentorship. The culminating group exhibition showcases and promotes residents’ work on a regional and national level through additional catalogue materials. Cycle 12 runs from October 2020-June 2021. TAC AIR Program Provides: Individual studio space 24-hour access to TAC studio and equipment Technical classes in techniques including weaving, spinning, machine knitting, and surface design Seminars in textile history, modern craft theory, and professional development (e.g. grant writing, art law, material sourcing) Critiques and Mentorship with professional designers and fiber artists

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